Confirmed: Chichester will go live to the nation for the FA Cup draw

It's the news everyone at Chichester City has been waiting for the FA to confirm - the draw for the second round of the FA Cup, live on BBC2, WILL be staged at their Oaklands Park base.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 1:55 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 2:12 pm
City's players watch the first round draw on TV - they'll be watching it 'in the flesh' this time! Picture: Daniel Harker

It will take place from 7pm on Monday and be broadcast live on BBC2 and BBC iPlayer, hosted by Mark Chapman.

The draw will be conducted at Oaklands Park, the home ground of Chichester City, the lowest-ranked club left in the competition.

City are already through to round two after getting a bye in round one when their ball - No71 - was left in the machine after 39 ties were drawn out. They immediately pledged a donation to Bury FC, whose plight and absence from the draw led to the bye.

The second round is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, November 30 with winning clubs receiving £54,000 from the FA prize fund.

City have already bagged £82,000 from getting through seven rounds of the cup.

Chi City Class of 1960 tell the 2019 team: Savour every momentChi City coach Danny Potter said: "It's brilliant news they're coming to Chichester for the draw. It's great exposure for the club and the city not just regionally now but nationally, and we feel it's great for non-league football too.

"We've come from step five last year and through seven rounds, from the very first one back in August, to get here and it must inspire other clubs of our sort of stature.

"Our ball number 40 will probably be the one a lot of the other clubs will want to draw, but for us No4 (Portsmouth if they beat Harrogate) or No6 (Sunderland if they beat Gillingham) would be the big two it would be lovely to come out with."

Ball numbers:

1 IPSWICH TOWN OR LINCOLN CITY

2 OXFORD CITY OR SOLIHULL MOORS

3 CRAWLEY TOWN OR SCUNTHORPE UNITED

4 HARROGATE TOWN OR PORTSMOUTH

5 COLCHESTER UNITED OR COVENTRY CITY

6 SUNDERLAND OR GILLINGHAM

7 DULWICH HAMLET OR CARLISLE UNITED

8 BOLTON WANDERERS OR PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

9 YORK CITY OR ALTRINCHAM

10 WREXHAM OR ROCHDALE

11 MAIDSTONE UNITED ORTORQUAY UNITED

12 LEYTON ORIENT OR MALDON & TIPTREE

13 CHIPPENHAM TOWN OR NORTHAMPTON TOWN

14 YEOVIL TOWN OR HARTLEPOOL UNITED

15 CAMBRIDGE UNITED OR EXETER CITY

16 STOURBRIDGE OR EASTLEIGH

17 SALFORD CITY OR BURTON ALBION

18 FOREST GREEN ROVERS OR BILLERICAY TOWN

19 BRISTOL ROVERS OR BROMLEY

20 EBBSFLEET UNITED OR NOTTS COUNTY

21 WALSALL OR DARLINGTON

22 NANTWICH TOWN OR AFC FYLDE

23 AFC WIMBLEDON OR DONCASTER ROVERS

24 HAYES & YEADING UNITED OR OXFORD UNITED

25 SHREWSBURY TOWN OR BRADFORD CITY

26 GRIMSBY TOWN OR NEWPORT COUNTY

27 GATESHEAD OR OLDHAM ATHLETIC

28 MANSFIELD TOWN OR CHORLEY

29 DOVER ATHLETIC OR SOUTHEND UNITED

30 TRANMERE ROVERS OR WYCOMBE WANDERERS

31 CARSHALTON ATHLETIC OR BOSTON UNITED

32 CHELTENHAM TOWN OR SWINDON TOWN

33 ACCRINGTON STANLEY OR CREWE ALEXANDRA

34 BARNET OR FLEETWOOD TOWN

35 MACCLESFIELD TOWN OR KINGSTONIAN

36 MAIDENHEAD UNITED OR ROTHERHAM UNITED

37 BLACKPOOL OR MORECAMBE

38 MILTON KEYNES DONS OR PORT VALE

39 STEVENAGE OR PETERBOROUGH UNITED

40 CHICHESTER CITY